I am looking for data that covers social trust/trust in elected officials/political system/etc. data for Africa pre-2000. Afrobarometer/WVS have good coverage until around 1999 though do not have the variables I am looking for, and I was wondering if there were any datasets that cover earlier years?

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For 1995-1999, there would be the Corruption Perception Index from Transparency International which includes some African countries.

  • Very helpful, thanks. Will keep this thread open to see if there are any other suggestions. Feb 10, 2021 at 15:08

The HUMAN surveys (accessible through the Harvard Dataverse) contain information on social trust, satisfaction with and support for democracy, and perceived electoral integrity, for some African states post 2000. Though coverage is more comprehensive after 2000.

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